Critical Race Theory and Family Science
As a discipline of professionals committed to the strengthening of all families, we have a responsibility to understand and then confront systemic manifestations of oppression rooted in racism. One way to do that work is to understand the benefits and challenges of existing theories being used to understand race.
This webinar will highlight the foundational tenets of critical race theory, as introduced by original scholars in the 1970s, and explain its relevancy to the work and scholarship of family practitioners, scientists, and educators. The information presented will cover the essential questions of what critical race theory is and what it is not. The presenters will then highlight the work of Family Science scholars that have applied critical race theory in their own research and teachings.
The goal of the webinar is to equip attendees with an understanding of critical race theory and its application in family practice, research, and policies. Thus, by the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Define the foundational tenets of critical race theory;
- Describe the relevance of critical race theory to the applied practice and research of Family Science; and
- Identify both barriers and solutions to incorporating critical race theory to the applied practice and research of Family Science.
Approved for 1 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.
The views expressed in this webinar may not represent the views of the entire organization.
About the Presenters
Leslie A. Anderson, Ph.D., LMFT, is an assistant professor of Child and Family Sciences and Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern Mississippi. As a practitioner, Dr. Anderson’s clinical work has largely been in rural communities with families impacted by broader contextual factors, such as poverty, oppression, and disenfranchisement. She is intentional about using culturally responsive practices in therapy and working from strengths-based approaches. Dr. Anderson’s research centers the experiences of Black youth and families, and particularly their processes of racial socialization, resilience, and resistance within their sociocultural contexts. She has published her research in numerous prominent peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Family Theory and Review, the Journal of Black Psychology, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. The cornerstone of Dr. Anderson’s scholarship involves deliberate actions towards amplifying the voices of the underserved and underrepresented and centering the experiences of those who live on the margins.
Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D., LMFT, is a member of the teaching faculty at Florida State University in their Human Development and Family Science Department. Dr. Holcomb is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical supervisor in Tallahassee, Florida. She is the owner of Holcomb Counseling and Consulting, LLC, specializing in individual, family, and trauma counseling. Merging her academic and clinical work, Dr. Holcomb provides consultations and trainings centering around eradicating anti-Black racism, and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within the higher education and mental health fields.
On-Demand Webinar Recording
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